News & Notes: Game 47
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TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons face the Durham Bulls in the second game of a four-game series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park (7:05 p.m.). The Herd began their eight-game roadtrip with a solid 9-3 victory over Durham last night. After this four game series, the Bisons will travel to Norfolk for a four-game series against the Tides, June 2-5.
THE REY TO GO: INF Argenis Reyes is currently on a nine-game hit streak -the longest stretch for a Bisons’ player this year. Since May 19, Reyes has averaged .343 (12-35). Reyes has reached safely in 11 straight games and currently leads the Bisons with a .380 on-base percentage.
ON BROADWAY: With the success of former Bisons C Omir Santos in New York, the Mets were able to trade C Ramon Castro to the White Sox for RHP Lance Broadway last night. Broadway was 0-1 with a 5.65ERA in eight relief appearances with Chicago this year (16.0IP, 19H, 10R, 9ER, 9BB, 9K). He was also 0-2 with a 5.63ERA in three starts with Charlotte this year.
COOPER’S RECORDS: OF Jason Cooper hit an RBI-triple in last night’s victory. The run driven in gives him 216RBI for his Bisons career. That total ranks second in the team’s Modern Era behind only Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famer INF Bill Selby (245). The triple was Cooper’s 20th in a Bisons uniform. That ties him with INF Joe Inglett for the most in the Modern Era.
LUCKY 7s: Two of the hottest bats in the Bisons lineup belong to OF Cory Sullivan and INF Javier Valentin. Both veterans coming into tonight’s game on seven-game hit streaks. Sullivan has hit .444 (12-27) during his stretch to raise his average 50 points since May 21. Valentin has hit .346 (9-26) during his streak with three doubles, a home run and four RBI.
CORA JOINS HERD: INF Alex Cora joined the Bisons on a major league rehab assignment yesterday and went 1-5 with a double in his Herd debut. The Mets placed Cora on the disabled list on May 18 with a torn ligament in his right thumb. Prior to that, Cora had hit .333 (17-51) with four doubles, a triple and four RBI in 16 games with New York.